Killian STEAM Leader's Academy- Friday, November 20, 2015
Our Vision and Mission
To prepare our students to become responsible 21st Century leaders and citizens in a global society.
Killian Elementary School, with the support of its parents and community, dedicates itself to providing an innovative curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.
"Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do." - John Wooden
Reminders about Grading
Assessments for K-5 must be aligned to the 2015 South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards for ELA and Math and the South Carolina Academic Standards for Science and Social Studies.
Grades should only be assigned for work completed. Please do not give students a grade for not returning a paper that required a signature, items not brought in for teacher/class, inappropriate behavior and/or lack of participation.
No grades should be given for an assessment of material not taught by the teacher. (pop quiz/homework).
No grade below 60% should be recorded for averaging in grade book.
Homeroom teachers assign grades to Resource students in collaboration with the student’s resource teacher.
Teacher of the Week- Dr. Dana Richardson!
Impact Aid Forms
Techie of the Week!
Mrs. Porter’s Techie of the Week is Ms. Trashon Howard! Her class incorporated a class Voicethread in her stations for their Community Helpers Project. Not only that, Ms. Howard is utilizing Hapara to pull up presentations for her computer stations which saves instructional time of her opening files on individual computers. Check out their video http://tinyurl.com/nd9vrku .
Looking for some ways to bring gratitude into the classroom this Thanksgiving season? Here are some ideas to get you started. Classroom Gratitude Book, Gratitude Photos, Grattitude Paper Chain, Gratitude Spies… Details at: http://tinyurl.com/pg2v3vg
Faculty Meeting on Monday
A Closer Look
Monday, November 23
Called Full Faculty Meeting (refreshments will be served)
Tuesday, November 24
Boys' Leadership Field Study- Richland 2 Conference Center
Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27
Teacher/Student Holiday- Thanksgiving Break
Media Rotation Week
Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
Boosterthon Pep Rally
Calendar Design Team Meeting 3:30-4:30
Wednesday, December 2
Student Showcases Updated
School Health Council Meeting 3:30-4:30
Thursday, December 3
Parent Academy- 7:15-8:15 am
1st Grade Field Study to Edventure
Friday, December 4
STEAM update from Dr. Scotland
During the STEAM Advisory Meeting, I stated that I would like for each grade level to begin to think about what specific engineering focus/skill would be achieved in their grade level. By the end of the year, if we have this in place we can start the next year with clear Engineering Standard Expectations. "Beginning with the End In Mind"